Pythia Sash +1's Conserve MP is nice but comes at a cost.
The lack of native MP makes it very difficult to justify this piece even for a taru. +5 Conserve MP is less than 1.5% MP returned
It's good for those withouth Cleric's Belt, and obviously +1 is really where it is at.
Or put another way, a standard white mage, using up 1,000 MP will see 14 MP retained from the +5 Conserve MP.
Fylgja Torque +1 though I find attractive and have obtained. At least for my Taru based HP oriented setup (i have long since stopped using convert HP to MP pieces, only +MP). I've been full-timing Promised Badge for MIND for quite some time given the dearth of good neck pieces for WHM up to this point. I've always felt the Morgana's Choker wasn't ideal for a Taru WHM, and the various torques are all macro swaps. Fylgja +1 is a major upgrade as it adds 12 hp instead of 10. I lose 5 mnd but gain +3 cure potency and -2 enmity. A really favorable trade off.
Even NQ version of the torque is more than welcome (again this is a Taru).
As for the general comment about cure potency. Absolutely agreed. Too much cure potency, they really unleashed the floodgates, with too little MP back to compensate. As a Taru, I have a small leg up (hehe), as I already have a non hp>mp convert set-up. Roundel Earring is a Macro swap piece for Novia as required, so no net MP loss. Fylja with Promised.
Teiwaz trial weapon also allowed me to switch out of Club/Shield combo. Using Raptors +1 actually gives me HP and MP back, at the cost of 10 MND. for 5% cure potency and +15HP and +10 MP, it's acceptable.
The only piece that I really tear my hair out on is Blessed +1 vs. ASA legs. 5% cure pot is nice, but MP loss, MND loss, haste Loss and -Enmity loss for that stat is way way too much, and I have that piece geared for my SMN instead.
As a general comment SE needs to slow down on cure potency, at least for a bit. I'm sure WHM AF3 will get cure potency gear.
But what I'd like to see, with the forthcoming scaling up of HP bars, is increased base-heals, not more cure potency. The diminishing returns of that multiplier is already setting in Edited, Jun 12th 2010 2:23am by Dekusutaa